Election : A formal and organised choice by vote of a person
for a political office or other position.
Representation : The action of
speaking or acting on behalf of someone.
Franchise : The right to vote in public elections.
Voting : Go to the polls, mark one`s ballot paper
Electoral system : The way in which votes can be
translated into elected representatives
Psephology : The statistical study of elections and trends
Plurality : Number of votes cast for a candidate who
receives more than any other but does not receive an absolute majority
Panchayat : A village council in India
Minority representation : The number of elected candidates
supporting the minority positions.
Factionalism : Arguments or
disputes between two or more small groups from within a larger group.
Democracy : A system of government by the whole population,
typically through elected representatives
Delimitation : The act or process
of fixing limits or boundaries of territorial constituencies in a
country or a province having a legislative body.
Electoral Roll/ voters`list : Grouping of candidates for
Nomination : The act of officially suggesting someone or
something for a position.
Election campaign : A time when a politician or party
try to persuade people to vote for them
Electoral reform : A change in
electoral systems to improve how public desires are expressed in election
Anti-defection law : Law passed in 1985 which disqualifies
elected members on the grounds of defection to another party.
Constituency : A group of voters
in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body.
Secret ballot : A voting method
where voter`s choices are confidential
Voters` turnout : Percentage of
eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election